The term "It isn't cricket" famed for its description of unfairness, due to the gentle mental attitude of the game of cricket in days of yore, is now the subject of derision, now that the game is dominated by ferocity greed and skulduggery.Oh I nearly forgot Hatred. We often hear that crap about opposing sides being good mates off the field, personally I find that hard to believe except for the fact that the overdone kissing and cuddling by our Ozzie boys every time a wicket falls is a ' Good friends after the match warm up for a sexual encounter in the dressing room toilet'.
Being a bloke with normal tendencies, I find most of these gum chewing and frequently spitting bollock scratchers with their perpetual inane arrogant smirk simply offensive, that only an equally offensive female would be attracted to.
However, there is no argument that OZ cricketers are currently the best performers in the five day game but not world beaters in the Pyjama 20/20 and 50 over games, which brings me to question why they consorted to downright cheating during the recent Test Match against India, certain players knowing full well they were 'Out'; coupled with the coercion of the weak willed umpires being bullied by our Oz Players when giving Indian batsmen 'Out' when clearly it was not the case, also while in the OZ first innings two top Oz Batsmen collectively received three extra innings and other gratuitous let offs mostly by the intimidated pommy umpire and occasionally by the slow witted aged West Indian umpire, both of whom are not up to it and must be given a dishonourable discharge from the game.
Next we have the cycloptic goon show performed in the commentary box by expat and Oz past cricket performers now intent on making a Quid by appeasing Oz viewers with their 'One Eyed' opinion. Guys like Tony Grieg a totally useless old gitt who together with the grey ghost dick head Benaud make the ghastly commentary cock ups, My fav (I don't like your patronising commentary dick head an E Ba Gum Yorky - David Lloyd,) might help the English cause by not being so condescending to the opposition. I suppose it could be entertaining to the win at all costs - can't handle losing Oz mob in the stands.
In today's Sydney Daily Telegraph (My fav N/paper) we have heaps of opinion running parallel with mine. Reading between the lines we have....
Get rid of umpire Benson or provide him with specs and a hearing aid.
Get rid of Fat Lardo Mark Taylor and his ever BORING yakkity comment.
If Andrew Symonds takes issue by being called a Monkey, he should not disguise himself as a Monkey.
Finally, Andrew Symonds should return to England his birth place and learn some good manners, and it might be a good idea to take our Aussie team with him.
In the wash up I must confess being an Aussie myself, winning is all important as is not seeing the spectacle of another 'Kim Hughes' crying together with his Prime Minister Bob Hawk when he lost a test match.
BTW. Its only a game after all, enjoy your cricket.
Hey ! What is your opinion of that that dreadful Ford Cracking Catches advert with a mumbling Mathew Hayden, only a smidgen better than a previous one by Pup the Bingle Bonker?.